Spain's King Felipe Condemns Catalan "Disloyalty" As Rajoy Mulls "Nuclear Option"

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Echoing the sentiment from his prime minister Mariano Rajoy, in a nationwide address on Tuesday night, Spain's King Felipe VI said that Spanish democracy is in a serious moment, and accuses Catalan separatist leaders of violating constitution.

"For some time now, certain officials in Catalonia have repeatedly, consciously and purposefully breached the constitution and their statute of autonomy"

Toeing the government line, the King said referendum plans were illegal, and that it is "irresponsible" to conduct risks economy.

The King appealed for calm, says he remains committed to unity and, without a trace of irony, the unelected monarch said that Catalan separatists have "shattered Spain's democratic principles."

Some more highlights of his speech, courtesy of The Spain Report:

  • King Felipe says Spain living through "very grave" moments for country because of Catalan crisis.
  • King Felipe says Catalan government seeking to illegally proclaim independence.
  • King Felipe says Catalan society today is fractured and divided, says economic stability of Spain at risk
  • King Felipe says Catalan authorities "totally outside law and democracy. They have meant to fracture Spain".
  • King Felipe says Spanish state must ensure constitutional order in Catalonia.
  • King Felipe says "very complex moments" but "we will come through" and "our democratic principles are solid".
  • King Felipe says Spanish crown firmly committed to constitutional order.

Below is the Full Text Of King Felipe's Statement To Country On Catalan Crisis

"We are living through very grave moments for our democratic life. And in these circumstances, I want to address all Spaniards directly. We have all been witness to the events that have happened in Catalonia, with the final goal of the Catalan government being to illegally proclaim the independence of Catalonia."


"For some time, certain authorities in Catalonia have repeatedly, consciously and deliberately not complied with the Constitution and their Statute of Autonomy, which is the law that recognises, protects and defends historical institutions and self-government."


"With their decisions, they have systematically violated legally and legitimately approved rules, showing an inadmissible disloyalty towards the powers of the state. A state that those very authorities represent in Catalonia."


"They have shattered the democratic principles of every state of law and have undermined harmony and coexistence in Catalan society itself, even, unfortunately, dividing it. Today, Catalan society is fractured and in conflict. These authorities have scorned the affection and sentiments of solidarity that have united and will unite all Spaniards, and with their irresponsible behaviour might even put the economic and social stability of Catalonia and all of Spain at risk."


"Summing up, all of that has led to the unacceptable attempt to appropriate the historical institutions of Catalonia. These authorities, in a clear, emphatic manner, have placed themselves outside of the law and of democracy. They have sought to shatter the unity of Spain and national sovereignty, which is the right of all Spaniards to decide democratically on their life together."


"That is why, faced with this situation of extreme gravity, which requires the firm commitment of all with the general interest, it is the responsibility of the legitimate powers of the state to ensure constitutional order and the normal functioning of our institutions, the validity of the state of law and self-government in Catalonia, based on the Constitution and its Statute of Autonomy."


"Today, I also want to send several messages to all Spaniards, particularly to Catalans."


"To the citizens of Catalonia—all of them—I want to reiterate that we have lived for several decades in a democratic state that offers constitutional paths for any person to defend their ideas within the respect for the law. Because, as we all know, without that respect, democratic coexistence in peace and liberty without that respect is not possible, in Catalonia, or the rest of Spain or anywhere else in the world. In constitutional and democratic Spain, you know you have a space for harmony and meeting with your fellow citizens."


"I know very well that in Catalonia there is also much worry and anxiety about the conduct of regional authorities. To those who feel that way, I say to you that you are not alone, that you have the full support and solidarity of other Spaniards, and the absolute guarantee of our state of law in defence of your liberty and your rights."


"And to all Spaniards, who live with the unease and sadness of these events, I send you a message of calm, confidence and also of hope."


"These are difficult times, but we will get through them. These are very complex times, but we will push forward. Because we believe in our country and we feel proud of who we are. Because our democratic principles are strong and solid. And they are strong and solid because they are based on living together in peace and liberty. That is how we have built Spain over the last few decades. And that is how we must continue along our path, with serenity and determination. On that path, in that better Spain we all wish for, we will also find Catalonia."


"Bringing my remarks, meant for all Spaniards, to a close, I underline once again the firm commitment of the Crown with the Constitution and with democracy, my dedication to understanding and harmony among Spaniards, and my commitment as King to the unity and permanence of Spain."

Meanwhile, in what some have called would be the equivalent of Spain's "nuclear option", Bloomberg reported that Spain's PM Rajoy was mulling whether to use Article 155 of constitution to take control from the administration in Barcelona. Needless to say, it would not go over well in Spain's wealthiest region.

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Rapunzal's picture

Mulls nuclear option. Depopulation, you are either part of the NWO and neofeudalism or your dead.

InjectTheVenom's picture


well, "King Felipe" can suck on a large bag of slimy smelly veiny  Catalonian dicks !!

Vive Catalonia !!!!!!!!!!

NoDebt's picture

"Summing up, all of that has led to the unacceptable attempt to appropriate the historical institutions of Catalonia....."

Oh, Jezuz.  The KING of Spain started a paragraph with "summing up".  I was beaten about the head and neck by my middle school English teacher not to use that phrase and here we have the King of Spain using it.  Unbelievable.

I'm going to go sulk in my own incredulity over yonder in that corner over there for a while.



Luc X. Ifer's picture

We are going to see Spanish military troops on the streets of Barcelona - mark my words.

BaBaBouy's picture

Article 155 ?

I thought he just used Article 666 . . .

Stuck on Zero's picture

He didn't once say: "Come to us with your grievances and we'll listen."

researchfix's picture

Doesn´t want to lose a colony.

ThirdWorldNut's picture

King telling his subjects they cannot vote and decide their own future, is it 15th century already?

Mr Camoron's picture

Bollocks! They vote in elections for the national government, the Catalan government, local council and the European parliament. The Catalan separatists could not muster enough vvotes in the parliament in Barcelona for the referendum, but went ahead anyway.

MSM  and alternative media are being taken in - wake up!


Mr Camoron's picture

They have been listening to the Catalan separatists for many years. The trouble is, the Catalan separatists do not want to listen to the Spanish. The separatists have their own Parliament and ignored its own rules in pushing this illegal referendum. If they ever get their own way, the separatists will ethnically cleanse Barcelona of the majority who see themselves as Spaniards.

Yugoslavia 2.0  NATO wins!


BarkingCat's picture


The trouble is, the Catalan separatists do not want to listen to the Spanish


You admit that Catalonians are not Spanish.  

peddling-fiction's picture

The King of Spain is Commander-in-Chief of their Armed Forces.

And he is much more powerful behind the scenes, for those in the know.

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Exactly, that's why I said it - in newspeak actually he threatened the Catalans with direct, repressive military actions endorsed in his argumentation by the Spain constitution and overall national interest - whatever that may be, appeal to generalization to gather the support of the other Spaniards.

stilletto2's picture

Bravo King Franco, king of Spains conquered territories. What an idiot for not trying dialogue, instead he attacks and thus divides his kingdom. the spanish king is an idiot.

Syrin's picture

The indentured servants of Catalan must remain indentured servants.

lucas991's picture

It's just a bad translation.

lucas991's picture

Vive? That's French bro...

AllBentOutOfShape's picture

I think the Serbian president summed it up best:

"The question every citizen of Serbia has for the European Union today is: How come that in the case of Catalonia the referendum on independence is not valid, while in the case of Kosovo secession is allowed even without a referendum,"

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Because the globalist left fascists neo-aristocrat lords wanted at any price the creation and establishment of a sovereign Islamic nation in the middle of Europe - divide & reign.

NiggaPleeze's picture


It's very simple:  in Kosovo the MSM was chanting "genocide genocide genocide"; if you are not in the know, this is a spiritual chant that permits the Liberal gods to depart from accepted norms.

Hence Puerto Rico can vote for independence, due to the brutal Trumpian "red tape genocide" going on there, but not Catalonia.

Killdo's picture

I hope my fellow Serbians never join the totalitarian shit club of EU

Ghordius's picture

isn't there a difference? a very ugly, very bloody civil war? intense religious and cultural conflict? on top of Kosovo being the site of an passionately regarded, near holy, national battle for Serbian culture/history?

as a remeinder, that "the EU" was a position of the members, specifically France, the UK and Germany first bitching between themselves about silly things like "who is right"... and the war got uglier and caused more deaths

once lots of people have died, perceptions shift, usually

malek's picture

Aren't you the guy who "solves" everything strictly to the letter of the law.

Now tell us:
Where is the law that makes a difference for referendums, based on the bloodiness of ongoing or preceding civil war?

Ghordius's picture

malek... peace. I do not know how we should have handled neither Serbia nor Kosovo nor anything connected to it
speak to me, man. tell me what you think should have happened. I am assuming, in my ignorance, that after such hate and so many deaths, well, things can't be mended anymore

do you see a chance of Serbians and Kosovarians kissing up and treat the other as brother? honest question

NiggaPleeze's picture

Lots of people have died in a lot of wars and they manage to live side by side peacefully.  Think about Iraq and Syria as recent examples.  But also Chechnya and Russia, which was a very bloody war and has similar cultural/religious differences as Serbians/Albanians.

Further fact is there would not have been so much bloodshed if foreign powers hadn't fomented them and armed the Kosovans.  The whole thing was a pre-packaged "color revolution" (of sorts), including the Globalist's tiresome "genocide genocide" chant (which they use as it, well, works to manipulate the sheeple). 

NiggaPleeze's picture


The difference is that NATO was occupying Kosovo and the Serbians could do nothing about it (and Russia was occupying Crimea, same result, though better vote).  In case of Catalonia, well, they are all alone.

malek's picture

Or in other words the law didn't matter.

BarkingCat's picture

Not too worry.  When US goes through a USSR type meldown and is unable to interfere in European affair via millitary force, Serbia will take back Kosovo and if needed they will have lots of help from their Slavic brothers. When it is over, Kosovo will be Serbian again and without a single Albenian left.

HRClinton's picture

A king talking abou LOYALTY?  The fucker is lucky that they don't hang him by the entrails of Madrid's Cardinal.

Aristocratic scum.  The ultimate in entitlement mentality -- multi-generational/perpatual entitlement.

hedgeless_horseman's picture


Nobody expects the Spanish nuclear option.

HRClinton's picture

Quick, get Brother Maynard to throw the Holy Hand grenade of Antioch, before he goes nuclear!

Have the swallows deliver it, at the right air-speed-velocity.

rubiconsolutions's picture

So constitutions matter to government? Hmmm

Gead's picture

2nd Spanish Inquisition in 5...4....3.....2......

King? Like we need royalty these days when we got folks like Colin Kaepernick, Beyonce, Jimmy Kimmel

Belrev's picture

These shabbeth goyim are getting wearisome.

aliens is here's picture

King? They still have a king? Anyway, is he going to send in the king's army to crush the people dead?

Rick Cerone's picture

Spain is 15th century feudalism.

DisorderlyConduct's picture

LOL. A king. How cute! It seems a bit odd to be lectured on democracy by a hereditary monarch.

I wonder if he has any idea how stupid he is?

ReturnOfDaMac's picture

Nah, not at all, look at the Brits.

researchfix's picture

His father was member of WWF and shooting big game. So, anything goes. Vamos.

Ghordius's picture

Again, to be more precise. It was part of a compromise. From dictatorship to a constitutional monarchy with an elected parliament. A difficult transition most of the times, but not an uncommon one in history, examples abound

dead? no dead, so far, which is a very "grown up" thing, in my eyes, and I pray it keeps not causing deaths

as a reminder, this conflict is very old and only two generation old at the same time. those who follow it may be excused to have witnessed things too often that may overload the soul to inchoate rage out of moral abhorrence (yes, me) but, to put it bluntly, the first time you witness violence... is not the same as the 11th time. some of the footage shown, for example, is undistinguishable from that years ago

so Don Felipe has spoken. this means something will happen, soon, in the one or other direction

please, no deaths. please

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Despite you being a propaganda agent of the EU I give you a plus for calling for no deaths. Hope you truly mean it.

ThirdWorldNut's picture

Ah good old Ghordius, globalist in the clothing of a humanist. 

Ghordius's picture

I am defending here a Nationalist: Don Felipe of Spain
or has the meaning of "globalist" changed... again? last week it was "globalist" as opposite of "Nationalist"
the US has THE Flag. Spain has a flag, too. and a King
in the US, The President shames these or those...
in Spain, the King...
I could go on and on. Nation, Nationalism. Pride, heritage and culture. shared history, common values and national pride

or do you have a better definition of "globalist"?

malek's picture

"I am defending here a Nationalist"

Uh no, you're defending the status quo as always.

Ghordius's picture

whatever, both me and that mythical EU... isn't a "peace project" actually supposed to mean "no deaths, please"? (and 4 freedoms)

if war did not cause deaths and penury causing more deaths... it would be just fun, for example

so... yes, again: please, no deaths. please

wisehiney's picture

Someone had better take the Kangs shovel away.

Rick Cerone's picture

Spain doesn't need a king.

Spain needs jobs.